Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rossi, Holm and Ecatreport

After the October 28 megawatt E-cat test, there has not been much information of interest delivered from Rossi. 
However, the blogosphere is still engaged in speculations about E-Cat. 
(Check out ecatnews.net for example.)
One of the blogs most infiltrated with Andrea Rossi is ecatreport.com that boosts up Rossi´s statements about the development of the E-Cat. 
Today E-Catreport writes that E-Cat Set To Rule The Market In 2012, and that "by next year the world market will be filled with 1 million units of 10 kW household E-Cats"


Yup. One million(!) 
(Well, we´ll see how many that really turn out to be.) 


One can conclude that the E-Catreport contains hardly any critical thoughts or critical information about the validity of Andrea Rossi´s statements, but rather put up cheerful headlines like ECat Deviates From All Scientific Theories. But That’s Fine. 
(Well, we´ll see how "fine" that really turn out to be.) 


Why the joyful and cheerful approach at E-Catreport, then? 
One reason for this might be that one of the editors (according to this YouTube-clipof
E-Catreport, Magnus Holm, also is engaged in the company Hydrofusion that runs the website ecat.com - "The Official Website of Andrea Rossi’s Energy Catalyzer"
As Andrea Rossi now collects pre-orders for his E-Cats, Hydrofusion aims to be a part of the business. 
Magnus Holm was interviewed in Ny Teknik November 18, where he explains that
The aim is to be a portal to all stakeholders regarding the E-cat. In particular, we want to be as officially linked to Rossi as possible in order to capture as much commercial interest as possible through Ecat.com.”


"NyT: You have already been accused of contributing to fraud. What is your comment?

Holm: “We are not engaged in any deception, and I do not think Rossi is engaged in any fraud either. If it would turn out that it does not work, in spite of everything, I would think it is about self-deception. I believe it works.”



So if you feel that E-Catreport.com is engaged in any "deception", you are completely wrong. 
It´s "self-deception"!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

No miracles in science: The story of the "energy catalyzer" | Energy Bulletin


Antonio Turiel is a physicist working at the institute for marine sciences in Barcelona (CSIC) and he keeps the blog "The Oil Crash," (in Spanish). Here, he examines the story of the E-Cat with a well needed critical view.

Read article here

Friday, December 2, 2011

Prototype drawings, but no verification from Defkalion

On Wednesday the Greek company Defkalion showed prototype drawings and specifications of the heating unit Hyperion, potentially competing with Andrea Rossi’s ‘E-cat’. 
However, no verification of the technology was presented. 
No big surprises, in other words.


Read article in Ny Teknik here


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hard competition to deliver...the most fantastic claims!

Today Defkalion released the following message on their website
"Wednesday 30th November, 2011

Today, and through our company website, Praxen - Defkalion Green Technologies Global has disclosed its current work on Nickel and Hydrogen exothermic reaction using Chemically Assisted Low Energy Nuclear Reactions. 

The provided Technical Specifications Sheet is a first preparation of our pre-industrial Hyperion product. This data has been tested with progress made towards the design of a final product ready for market entry in 2012.

Hyperion products will be introduced into the global market with applications for buildings, agriculture and industrial energy needs. 

Beyond the completion of the final product with all necessary certificates, our company has three key objectives for 2012: 

1. Agreements with companies for exclusive licenses according to country / territory

We have received interest in our license agreements from 850 companies from 60 countries. They have already received an invitation for testing our products on the basis of a license for their country. We expect to sign contracts in 2012 and have already started talks. 
2. Third party independent tests for scientific purposes and advancement of theory

Praxen - Defkalion GreenTechnologies is a strong supporter of LENR technologies globally. Greece can become the global centre for R&D on LENR technologies. We have already received numerous requests from leading scientific authorities, academic institutions and national laboratories from key countries to conduct tests on our products. Our policy is to accept their requests, under agreed protocol, and to allow publication of their findings. The process of agreeing to dates for such tests depends on the availability of our staff and labs, keeping in mind that we run a business, not a technology show room.
3. R&D-based joint venture partnerships with companies in niche market applications 

There are many applications that stand alone Hyperion products cannot service. In these cases, we will enter into joint venture agreements with companies that have specialized know-how and technologies in their field, but who will be able to utilize and capitalize on our technology to create entirely new products with ours. Examples of such partnerships have come from interested companies in the fields of marine propulsion, water desalination, off-shore drilling, trains, telecom towers, heavy vehicles, and micro energy sources. These agreements will be consistent with Praxen - Defkalion GreenTechnologies Global product development and R&D efforts. 

Praxen-Defkalion Green Technologies Global S.A."



A description of the Hyperion was released as well, here


Swedish Ny Teknik covered the coming Defkalion statements here yesterday

Some other remarkable claims come from Professor Focardi’s former collaboration partner, Professor Piantelli, covered here on ecatnews.com a few days ago.

Personally, I feel somewhat embarrassed to still wonder... 
What to say?


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Note about todays lecture with prof. Sven Kullander

As a reminder of this evenings lecture with professor Sven Kullander, I just re-post an earlier blogpost from 1:st of July "
Prof. Sven Kullander
Professor Emeritus Sven Kullander (Chairman of Energy Committee Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) is one of the Swedish physicists involved in the E-Cat discussions.
He was first interviewed in Ny Teknik and Swedish TV 4.(Swedish only)
He later went, together with Hanno Essén, to Bologna to visit Andrea Rossi, and observed a demonstration of an E-Cat conducted by Rossi. The visit resulted in this report,
that included the following statements; 

"Since we do not have access to the internal design of the central fuel container  
and no information on the external lead shielding and the cooling water system we can only 
make very general comments. The central container is about 50 cm
in size and it contains  
0.11 gram hydrogen and 50 grams nickel. The enthalpy from the chemical formation of nickel and hydrogen to nickel hydride is 4850 joule/mol [6]. If it had been a chemical  
process, a maximum of 0.15 watt-hour of energy could have been produced from nickel and  
0.11 gram hydrogen, the whole hydrogen content of the container. On the other hand, 0.11  
gram hydrogen and 6 grams of nickel (assuming that we use one proton for each nickel atom) 
are about sufficient to produce 24 MWh through nuclear processes assuming that 8 MeV per 
reaction can be liberated as free energy. For comparison, 3 liters of oil or 0.6 kg of hydrogen 
would give 25 kWh through chemical burning.  Any chemical process for producing 25 kWh 
from any fuel in a 50 cm
container can be ruled out. The only alternative explanation is that  
there is some kind of a nuclear process that gives rise to the measured energy production."

Kullander brought back what was claimed to be used fuel from the E-Cat, as reported in Ny Teknik. According to an earlier post from Peter Ekström in a Swedish discussion forum, Kullander will in the near future present a detailed report, that describes the analysis of the fuel-powder and the results in depth.
Kullander now announces a lecture at Swedish University of Örebro, the 23th of November where he will speak, as I understand,  about the future of nuclear power, including a possible application of the cold-fusion achievements in Bologna.
Quote below is from the announcement of the lecture.(My translation)



"In the wake of the Fukushima-disaster, the discussion about the future of nuclear power, is again discussed. It´s a rush to replace the world's eighty percent dependent on fossil fuels coal, oil and gas. Severe climate change would be difficult to avoid without massive expansion of both renewable energy and nuclear power.
Great efforts are made to substantially improve today's nuclear reactors, both safer and more efficient than current reactors. In an even longer perspective, the hope is that hot-fusion on a large scale will be able to provide mankind with almost infinite amount of energy. But perhaps all these planned large-scale plants will get competition from small reactors, that can be every man´s property. The cold fusion technology recently developed in Bologna, which can be fitted in an apparatus not much bigger than a coffee-machine, that generates energy, with only a few "tea-spoons" of nickel-powder"



You find the announcement here (translated via Google)


Note. Sven Kullander also commented 9th of April in the blog Alekletts Energy Mix, why he got interested in the Bologna experiments. You find the blogpost here (translated via Google)


Friday, November 18, 2011

Swedish physicists run the site Ecat.com - NyTeknik

Four Swedish entrepreneurs, two of them particle physicists, run the site Ecat.com which since a couple of days takes pre-orders for Andrea Rossi’s E-cat. Ny Teknik got an interview.



Swedish physicists run the site Ecat.com - NyTeknik

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Physorg: "Rossi's E-Cat gets first customers, but questions remain"

"Italian scientist Andrea Rossi has spent the past year giving demonstrations of a device that he claims can generate large amounts of energy due to a little-understood nuclear process. His latest demonstration, performed on October 28th, has attracted some of the most mainstream media attention yet, with coverage by outlets including Fox News, Forbes, andMSNBC, among others. But the big question still seems to be whether Rossi’s E-Cat (energy catalyzer) device is a huge breakthrough or a huge scam. What’s making the answer so difficult to determine is the lack of a clear, scientific explanation of what exactly is going on."Read article here

Wired:"What to make of Andrea Rossi's apparent cold fusion success"

"The apparent success of Andrea Rossi's E-Cat cold fusion demonstration on 28 October is starting to send ripples into the mainstream press. So what new clues do we have to settle whether it's the breakthrough of the century or the scam of the decade?
In the demonstration, overseen by engineers and technicians from Rossi's mysterious US customer, the device appeared to produce over 470 kilowatts of heat for several hours. The customer was evidently satisfied and paid for the device, though other scientists and journalists attending were not given close access to the test equipment."


Read article here

Sunday, November 6, 2011

American Chronicle:"Andrea Rossi E-Cat, Desktop Nuclear Fusion and Real Scientific Breakthrough"

"On 28 October 2011 Andrea Rossi performed an experiment with his E-cat in front of several journalists. He claimed to have liberated large amounts of thermal energy by using a simple inexpensive apparatus and small amounts of input energy. If his claim is correct, this would mean a major scientific breakthrough and the key to inexpensive clean energy. I argue that his experiment includes mistakes."
Read article here

Thursday, November 3, 2011

FOXnews:"Cold Fusion Experiment: Major Success or Complex Hoax?"

"A physicist in Italy claims to have demonstrated a new type of power plant that provides safe, cheap and virtually unlimited nuclear power to the world, without fossil fuels or radiation concerns.
The only hitch: Scientists say the method -- cold fusion -- is patently impossible. They say it defies the laws of physics. Andrea Rossi doesn't seem to care. He told FoxNews.com that his new device takes in nickel and hydrogen and fuses them in a low-grade nuclear reaction that essentially spits out sheer power, validating the strange science."
Read article here

Edit:
Comments on the FOX News article on ecatnews.com


Discovery News:"COLD FUSION EXPERIMENT: MAJOR SUCCESS OR BIG HOAX?"

"A physicist in Italy claims to have demonstrated a new type of power plant that provides safe, cheap and virtually unlimited nuclear power to the world, without fossil fuels or radiation concerns.
The only hitch: Scientists say the method -- cold fusion -- is patently impossible. They say it defies the laws of physics.
Andrea Rossi doesn't seem to care. He told FoxNews.com that his new device takes in nickel and hydrogen and fuses them in a low-grade nuclear reaction that essentially spits out sheer power, validating the strange science."
Read article here

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

E-Cat blogs...

If you haven´t seen it I just want to recommend www.ecatnews.net if you still is looking for info about E-Cat and Andrea Rossi. The blog cross-links to most of the other cross-linking E-Cat blogs...:)
A similar collection of feeded links is found at http://ecatnow.com/

Monday, October 31, 2011

Forbes:"Believing in Cold Fusion and the E-Cat"

"...an inventor by the name of Andrea Rossi has developed what he claims to be a simple system for generating what would be, essentially, endless and incredibly cheap energy.
On October 28th the biggest test of Rossi’s system, which is called the E-Cat, was conducted in Italy and some results were made public which I’ll discuss in a moment."
Read article here

PESN:"Rebuttal to Krivit's Accusation that Andrea Rossi is a Fraudster"

"LENR Expert, Steven Krivit, who traveled to Bologna in June, was not impressed with Andrea Rossi's E-Cat reactor technology, and has been highly critical ever since. He has now crossed a line to actually accusing Rossi of running an intentional scam. We don't buy it."
Read post here








Sunday, October 30, 2011

Steven B. Krivit: "Noble Aspirations Are Not Enough"

Steven B. Krivit comments on the  October 28 test;
"Fortunately, nobody appears to have given Rossi much money. But Rossi has abused the honest and sincere fans who have given him their moral support and encouragement. There is nothing wrong with wanting a new source of clean nuclear energy or wanting liberation from the petrocacy. I hope Rossi’s fans will remember their own dreams and desires for a better world and continue their enthusiasm for legitimate low-energy nuclear reaction research and technology."
Read blogpost here



Wired:"Success for Andrea Rossi's E-Cat cold fusion system, but mysteries remain"

"Against all the odds, Andrea Rossi's E-Cat cold fusion power plantpassed its biggest test yesterday, producing an average of 470 kilowatts for more than five hours. (A technical glitch prevented it from achieving a megawatt as originally planned). The demonstration was monitored closely by engineers from Rossi's mysterious US customer, which was evidently satisfied and paid up."
Read article here

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Half a megawatt E-cat in Bologna - NyTeknik

Here is the English version.
"Half a megawatt E-cat in Bologna - NyTeknik"

Ny Teknik: "En halv megawatt E-cat i Bologna"

Mats Lewan at Ny Teknik reports from todays test. It is claimed that there was half a megawatt energyproduction at self-sustaining mode, for more than five hours.
Blogging from a phone, I dont have the possibility to translate from Swedish, so please use Google translate or babelfish or whatever...


En halv megawatt E-cat i Bologna - NyTeknik

Friday, October 28, 2011

The "E-Day" is obviously here!

Links to twitter-feeds of people attending todays test of the E-Cat;
Daniele Passerini (blogger that has followed Rossi´s experiments) http://twitter.com/#!/22passi
Mats Lewan (journalist at Swedish tech-magazine Ny Teknik) http://twitter.com/#!/matslew
PES Network, that promotes cold-fusion research (via Sterling D. Allan) http://twitter.com/#!/PESNetwork

Link to previously mentioned PESN website that includes updates on todays test;  http://RossiColdFusion.com

Forbes:"The Relentless Pursuit of Magical Energy"

"I’m going to go out on a limb here with a prediction. The energy world will look exactly the same the day after October 28th, 2011, as it did yesterday. Why? On October 28thwe’re expecting a public demonstration of a “revolutionary” new energy device in Bologna, Italy. The magic technology? Another too-cheap-to-meter construct called the “e-cat” machine invented and promoted by Italian Andrea Rossi. Cold fusion … again, but with an updated label; Low-Energy Nuclear Reaction. Will it change the world? No. Will it work? Doubt it."

Read article here

Steven B. Krivit: "Extraordinary Scams Require Extraordinary Claims"

"In a few hours, promoter Andrea Rossi will, for the 12th time, demonstrate how he is able to make boxes of pipes and wires heat water and, possibly, bring it to a boil. What makes Rossi’s device different from an ordinary electric tea kettle is his claim: massive amounts of nuclear-scale heat."
Steven B. Krivit shares his thoughts about todays test of the E-Cat. He also has updated his ambitious timeline of the events related to Andrea Rossi
Read blogpost here

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Updates on October 28 test of the one megawatt E-Cat

For the next few days, Pure Energy Systems (PES) will be scanning the net to bring you the latest and most up-to-date information about the October 28 test of the 1 megawatt E-Cat device, taking place in Italy. PESN's founder, Sterling D. Allan, will be in attendance at the private event.

"On October 28th of 2011, a very important, private test of Andrea Rossi's one megawatt E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) will take place ...
This upcoming test will not be conducted by Rossi, but will be managed by the expert consultants sent by his currently undisclosed customer, to validate the plant prior to purchasing it.
For reasons of practicality, safety, and to maintain the confidentiality of the customer's identity, the number of individuals invited to attend this test will be kept to a minimum. Only a few media representatives will be present, one of who will be Sterling Allan of PESN. No cameras or video taping will be allowed except by authorized persons. No live reporting will be allowed. We will be posting our report after the event.
Last January, Rossi held a press conference announcing the breakthrough technology by demonstrating a unit producing several kilowatts of heat. He said that in October of this year he would be launching the first commercial unit, which would be a 1 MW plant (also in the form of heat). He has stuck to and appears to be on track to meet that objective.
The one megawatt, nickel-hydrogen, cold fusion systems will be tested at the event. It is composed of 52 individual modules, each containing three reactor cores."
Link to PES´s coverage of the October 28 test here




Friday, October 21, 2011

NyTeknik: Here are the analyses of the latest E-cat test -

"Three extensive analyses has been made of data from the test of Andrea Rossi’s E-cat on October 6. Two point to a clearly anomalous heat production, while the third leaves the question open."

Read article here

Monday, October 17, 2011

Forbes: "Hello Cheap Energy, Hello Brave New World"

"If you’ve missed the recent brouhaha over the E-Cat (which stands for Energy Catalyzer), you’re missing out on a three ring circus over a technology that will either change everything or change nothing because what is promised is, in theory, power too cheap to be worth metering.
The E-Cat is a simple device albeit with functioning that defies all known explanations."
Read article here

Computer World: "Cheap power: An overnight revolution"

"In a couple of weeks the world could be forever changed by power too cheap to meter.
Or not.
Every now and then along comes a technology that is revolutionary and changes everything. But a very few of these new technologies cause fast change. Mostly they seep out of the lab, into the arms of early adopters, and then ooze out into the world in general."


Read article here

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

www.ecat.com : Video of October 6th test.

On ecat.com there is now another nicely edited video from the October 6th. test to find.
(The list of E-Cat-devoted Swedes seems to be expanding.)




The plot thickens : Defkalion announces "Hyperion version 7"

Today Defkalion GT made the following announcement, on their user forum!
As often before, it is a compelling mix of grandiose statements about changing the world, mixed with their highly personal issues with Rossi.



"The technological breakthrough of LENR (or CANR) is no longer speculation. It is a fact that will eventually change the world’s energy problems and its sociopolitical divides through cheap, clean and green energy. The world needs LENR as a new energy source. Although change will not happen over-night, LENR will help reduce CO2 emissions, lower the cost of energy, and provide longevity to our planet’s energy needs.
Defkalion sees its role with responsibility and asks the community at large to continue its support.
Defkalion has:
• Enhanced technology and engineering on Rossi’s invention or similar inventions
• Prepared business models for international expansion
• Established a strong network of global contacts
• Prepared legislative and certification procedures
• Ensured national, regional and international network in politics and business
• Prepared global financing

Defkalion has worked in close partnership with Andrea Rossi for a very long time to prepare a commercially viable and industrially applicable product using his invention. Defkalion invested a lot of money to evolve Rossi’s E-Cat lab prototype into its Hyperion product. Defkalion is now at the stage where its industrial prototype is ready for production.
Defkalion has held direct business discussions with 62 interested companies who visited our offices in Greece and witnessed our work. Small industry and large energy players internationally were all impressed by our progress in technology and engineering. More are still coming. Despite this phenomenal progress, Defkalion never made promises.
Our aim has always been to inform and demonstrate to public our progress when the final product is ready for use, thereby avoiding any speculations.
Today, Hyperion engineering has completed version 7. We were surprised to see our old designs used in public testing. We were confused why our old designs were implemented wrongly, as well as witnessing insufficient use of instruments and testing protocols. We also identified confidential (yet shown in public) special instruments designed in collaboration with Rossi and prepared by Defkalion. These actions have already paved the way for more negative criticism (unworthy) against the inventor, which do not give credibility to his important work.
The plethora of positive and negative comments is not helpful, as pointed out recently on the Vortex mail archive:
(http://www.mail-archive.com/vortex-l@es ... 52357.html).

Defkalion fully supports and endorses this technology. Our mission is to introduce this technology on a global scale, responsibly. To date, we have self-financed all R&D and business development phases without asking for a single penny from anyone (private or public). We will soon be ready to announce the results of our extensive R&D with Hyperion final products.
Athens, October 10th, 2011
Defkalion GT S.A."



Monday, October 10, 2011

Focus : The October 6th test

"Andrea Rossi has taken a step further to show that his idea works, but not everyone thinks that is enough."Italian tech-magazine Focus has done a coverage of the October 6th test.
Read article here (translated via Google)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ny Teknik: "New test of the E-cat enhances proof of heat"

At a new test in Bologna on Thursday, the ‘E-cat’ invented by Andrea Rossi ran in a completely stable self sustained mode for over three hours. Ny Teknik attended the test.
Read full article here


More coverage of yesterdays test
-You can find some photos taken during the test here
-Blogpost on Coldfusion Now including further links.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wired: "Cold fusion rears its head as 'E-Cat' research promises to change the world"

"Is Andrea Rossi the messiah -- or just a very naughty boy?
Rossi, an Italian inventor, claims to have come up with the Holy Grail of power generation, an "Energy Catalyser" or E-Cat, which produces limitless energy. He has already carried out laboratory demonstrations in front of scientists and the Italian media, and in October he plans to unveil a one-megawatt power plant in the US. If it works, the E-Cat is the biggest thing since atomic power, bringing an inexhaustible supply of cheap energy. It looks much too good to be true and many dismiss it as an obvious scam, but Rossi has powerful support from some surprising quarters."

Read full article here


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Defkalion discussion forum re-opened

Defkalion Green Technologies - the former partner to Andrea Rossi- re-opened their discussion forum on Monday.
According to an administrator post today the reason is coming announcements within the near future.


"Defkalion GT group decited to re-open the forum due to expected announcements within the next weeks. Till then, we appreciate your interest and participation as well as all expressed questions, which are resonable, and they will be answered in due time.
Thank you for your attention."


Monday, September 26, 2011

New test of E-Cat October 6th announced

Today Daniele Passerini reported on his blog the following statement, claimed to be from Brian Josephson;


"I have Received this information from Professor Levi;
On October 6th we will have the opportunity to make a long (more then 12 hours) of testing one of the modules of the RC 1 MW generator. The module will be Opened to us and we will have the opportunity to verify weights and volumes of the internal components.
Heat measurements will be done at condensing the steam produced in heat exchanger and a secondary circuit where no water will be vaporized.
This is NOT an official test of the University of Bologna Because the contract is not active yet."


Andrea Rossi comments on his blog
"Dear Italo:
I confirm
The energy measurements will be made only on the water heated by the reactor’s primary circuit in the heat exchanger that will heat the water using the steam made by the reactor. The steam will be in a closed loop, and will be condensed by the heat exchanger; one thermometer will be put along the water circuit at the input of the heat exchanger and one thermometer will be put at the exit of the heat exchanger, so that the delta T to calculate the energy will be taken only from the liquid water flow of the secondary circuit. This of course will penalize us, because some energy will be lost in the heat exchange, but the energy we produce is so high that we can accept it. The E-Cat will work also in self sustained mode. We have invited selected scientists from Sweden, USA, France, G.B., Germany, Italy, Greece, Japan, Cina, Russia.
Every component of the circuit will be inspected and weighted before the test, and also external measures will be taken of the reactors.
The test will last at least 12 hours. At the end all the components will be again disassembled, weighted, etc.
Measurements will be taken from a specialist expert to accertain that no radiations modify substantially the background radiations of the room.
Warm Regards,
A.R."



Thursday, September 22, 2011

PESN:Rossi's Home Sacrificed for Cold Fusion E-Cat Launch

"Only several days ago, Andrea Rossi stated on his blog that he had big financial problems. Now he has revealed that these problems are resolved. To acquire the funds to insure the demo of the one megawatt plant takes place as planned, he has sold his house. The personal sacrifices he has made to bring the E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) to the market are becoming heart wrenching."
Continue to Hank Mills blogpost

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ny Teknik: "See the E-cat run in self-sustained mode"

"Just over half an hour without external energy input. Ny Teknik assisted recently in a test where the ‘E-cat’ invented by Andrea Rossi was run in self-sustained mode."
Continue to article




Ny Teknik: "Here’s Rossi’s one megawatt plant"

"Here it is: the plant that according to inventor Andrea Rossi will produce one megawatt of thermal energy via an unknown reaction in his ‘energy catalyzer’. The plant is now being shipped to the United States."
Continue to article

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ny Teknik: Rossi breaks with Greek Defkalion

"Andrea Rossi, inventor of the ‘E-cat’, has terminated his agreement with the Greek pilot customer Defkalion. The planned launch of a one megawatt heat plant in October is now supposed to take place in the United States."
Continue to article

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Andrea Rossi terminates agreement with Defkalion

There has been circulating a rumor that there has been a split between Andrea Rossi and Defkalion Green Technologies. Today it was confirmed by Rossi himself in his blog.
The press-release can be found here


"Marcia Pires
Dear Andrea Rossi,
There is a rumor that Defkalion is not working with you anymore. Is it true?
Best,
Marcia.



Andrea Rossi
Dear Marcia Pires:
Thank you for your question, and here is the
PRESS RELEASE :
Bologna-Rome (Italy) August 4th 2011
EFA- Energia da Fonti Alternative srl, the Italian Company through which the rights for the production of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat were granted to Praxen Defkalion Green Technologies LTD, publicly announces that the License and Technology Transfer Agreement between the two companies has been recently terminated. All business relationships with Praxen , the Cyprus based company that owns the Greek company Defkalion Green Technologies S.A., have been cancelled and asof today neither Praxen nor Defkalion, nor any other Greek company whatsoever holds any rights for the production of the E-Cat or for any other exploitation of Andrea Rossi’s technology.
Furthermore Andrea Rossi and EFA announce that no information, nor industrial secret, nor any technology whatsoever has been neither transferred, nor disclosed, neither to Praxen, nor to Defkalion, nor to any other Greek company whatsoever and currently Andrea Rossi and EFA are not planning to deal with any other project in Greece.
Not one single test, of the many demonstrations of the E-Cat technology held around the world, has ever been done in Greeceand no E-Cat has ever been brought, produced, or assembled in the territory of the Ellenic Republic: so not only the technology is still fully owned by Andrea Rossi’s company, Leonardo Corporation, but it still remains a well preserved industrial secret.
Any declaration or public announcement of third parties claiming possession of rights on the E-Cat technology and/or indide knowledge of said technology, as well as any statement of third parties in conflict with the above facts shall be considered a fake and treated as misleading information.
Andrea Rossi is the inventor of the “Method and Apparatus for carrying out Nickel and Hydrogen Exothermal reactions” (known to the general public as E-Cat) for which international patent demand no. WO2009/125444 is pending and Italian Patent office has already been issued on April 6th, 2011 the final patent no. 0001387256.
EFA Energia da Fonti Alternative s.r.l. is incorporated in Italy.
Leonardo Corporation is incorporated in New Hampshire, USA.
Contact:
EFA srl- Via Marsili 4- 40124 Bologna- Italy"

Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Energy Times: Steven Krivit´s third report

“In Bologna, we say if  it crows like a rooster, and scratches like a rooster, then it is a rooster!”
Giuseppe Levi,  RAI-TV, May 3, 2011


Steven Krivit´s  awaited third report is finally published here.
(Note: Although I was happy to compile a logo for this purpose, I have no connection to New Energy Times, other than that I really appreciated Steven´s critical approach in his previous reporting on this issue) 


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The clown that stirred the hornet´s nest!

A clown, a snake and some hornets!
Yesterday there was a comment on the blog Ecatnews :
"Rossi gave me a personal demonstration of a group of 4 e-cats working at his premises outside Bologna on Friday 8th. 
I saw essentially the same set up reported by Krivit in June. I was there in the capacity of friendly off-the-record adviser re patenting issues. Whilst I didn’t like the tone of Krivit’s June 16 report, I had arrived in Bologna full of optimism. I am afraid that I now fully share Krivit’s opinion. 
There are a number of reasons for this. Here are a few. As has been pointed out numerous times on this blog, the dryness of the steam/water vapur is abolutely crucial to the viability of the e-cat
Imagine my astonishment and disappointment on finding that Rossi makes no attempt to monitor the dryness of the output and there was no appropiate equipment visible on the premises. It follows that Rossi can not possibly know whether he has 1,2 5 or even 10 percent unvaporized phase by weight. Passive observers like myself, Krivit, Essen & Kullander have even less chance of determining this crucial parameter. Even worse, since the output tube went straight through a hole in the wall to be vented/flushed outside, it could have been pure hot water and nobody, least of all Rossi, could possibly know. 
Basically, the whole set up defies even approximate quantitative calorimetric analysis. 
Another odd thing was that Rossi pumped up the electrical power for a minute or two shortly before turning it off and allowing me to see that the water kept an output temperature of 100.5 for a couple of minutes. This gave me the impression that it was a performance for my benefit and not the rigorous testing procedure that the technician sitting in front of the PC appeared to suggest.
The final clincher for me is that Rossi made a point of telling me that he was currently vaporizing 15 litres / hour. BUT, the peristaltic pump was exactly the same one he uses in all demonstrations and it was pulsing about once every 2.5 seconds. I make that 3 litres / hour, only 20 percent of what Rossi told me verbally. And yet this small flow was being shared amongst 4 e-cat modules. That isnt much of a stress test is it ? 

The small chimney will result in a small overpressure and a boiling temperature > 100 Celsius, so I am not impressed by 100.5 Celsius I must admit that I didnt reach these dismal conclusion on the day. It took about 3 days of pondering what I had seen before all the pieces of the puzzle dropped into place. It may be this explains why Rossi has been able to convince so many qualified people.
You dont want to believe it is just a gross and extremely simple circus trick. He certainly has a charming manner; I liked him and would never suggest he has criminal intent. My hunch is that he did make a discovery that goes beyond the level acheived by Piantelli and Focardi, but that he got too enthusiastic too soon, before he had really done due diligence. He is now trapped in the web of commitments and claims he has made. A tragic figure really.
PS I was in experimental atomic physics research at Oxford from 1981-1989 and have since that time been an employee of the European Patent Office."


Rossi commented on his blog as follows; 
"Very funny: this clown, named xxxxxx xxxxx, wrote me saying he was an officer of the Patent Office and that he wanted give me suggestions.
I received him to get those suggestions, curious to know about what he had to suggest. I was working in my Bologna lab when I received him and he saw one E-Cat under test for no more that 30 seconds, after which I invited him to exit. He made no tests, he saw nothing, he just has taken a 30 seconds glance at a totally closed box. He saw nothing, I said nothing, also because he inspired me no trust, because said he is a Quantum Physicist, but said so much stupidities that not even a 13 years old student of middle school could say, so I understood he was an impostor.
We agreed, after a short meeting, that he would have mailed to me a text of a patent that he thought would have had many probabilities to be accepted: I was very baffled, because I could not understand how an officer of the European Patent Office could behave like that: he asked me to be paid by my company’s shares in change of his help!
After some day I received from this clown ( who until that moment spoke only positively of all what he saw) some text, simply ridiculous, for a new patent (I conserve the copies, of course) and in these texts there was written that my patent was to be based on an already granted patent made from one competitor of mine, obviously a “friend” of his. I made a research and discovered that the patent of my competitor he referred to had not been granted, but had been refused. Of course he has been sent from such competitor to spy and to try to mess up with patents. I wrote him a mail inviting him not to contact me again: he was clearly an impostor. At this point he made the comment on Ecatnews…
Conclusion: he lies when he says he made a test, he lies when he says he has seen an E-Cat enough to say anything about it (just has taken a 30 seconds look), he lies if he says he has seen the steam, he saw nothing because the circuit was ermetically closed, he lies when he says that he is an officer of the Patent Office (if he is, he made a crime, because he asked me, in change of his help, shares of Leonardo Corporation), he lies when he says he is an expert of patents, he lies when he says that my competitor he works with has a patent on this matter granted in 1995.
It is clear that somebody, desperate of the fact that a 1 MW plant is close to be started up from us, is trying to use all the methods of a snake to try to put clubs in the wheels. But all this is just clownery: my plants will give evidence in the real market of the validity of my effect.
It is also clear that at this point I cannot allow any more info or courtesy visit before the start up of my 1 MW plant.

I have evidence, registrations and witnesses of all what I wrote here: BY THE WAY, ALL MY LABS AND FACTORIES, FOR SECURITY ISSUES, ARE SUPPLIED BY HIDDEN CAMERAS AND MICROPHONES TO REGISTER EVERYTHING WHICH HAPPENS AND IS SAID INSIDE.
Warm Regards,
A.R."



Maybe it is a bit rude of me to post this, as the original commentator later writes:
"Can i ask you, for the sake of my family, to remove my submission to your blog. It was sent in good faith, because I really care about the LENR field and don’t want it to suffer yet another set back, but I see I may have stirred up a hornet’s nest."
It´s interesting to note that his observations and thoughts have not been met in a nice way, obviously, also by people that have not seen the E-Cat in action themselves. 
What to say...? Hold Your Hornets!, perhaps?